Thanks for the advice Voiceless. I actually really like that idea of trying to balance while doing normal things during the day. I never thought of it... I've always been focused on drills in class, but that idea just never occurred to me. It might have hinted to me when I "train-surf" while riding the metro with no hands, but while doing the dishes or something sounds interesting. I will give it a try and thanks for your input.
Bud, thanks for your input. I've always wanted to go surfing and I might actually go a couple times when I head over to San Diego this summer.